The Top 11 Age-Defying Athletes

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The Top 11 Age-Defying Athletes
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They say age is just a number, and these athletes know that first-hand.

While your average athletes calls it quits long before they reach the top of the hill, this group of competitors managed to resist the lure of retirement after cresting the 40-year threshold.

Some have even spanned their playing days into their 50s, 60s, or in one case, 70s.

These aren't your local YMCA gym rats, either. Not only have these battle-tested warriors suited it up at an advanced age, but they've managed to do so while maintaining a relatively high level of play, too.

Whether we can attest their elderly achievements to training, nutrition, or sheer pigheadedness, there's no denying that the following 11 athletes have done amazing things at an age when most of us are relegated to the La-Z-Boy.

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